Spring has sprung, and we don’t know about you, but we are ready to transition our wardrobe into the new season! But first, we have something very important to do: Clean our closet. If you dread this daunting task, we’ve got you. Here are some tips and tricks that will leave you inspired to tackle your closet like a pro.
Get Into It (Yuh)
Seriously, put on a playlist that will get you singing along, sip some caffeine, and make sure you have the materials you need. Think: boxes or trash bags for shoes and clothing donations and storage totes for any out-of-season clothing.
Time to Purge
There is no perfect way to do this, but we do recommend trying on garments as you go and ask yourself:
- Do I like it?Because why would you keep something you don’t even like!?
- Do I wear it?Most of us are guilty of not wearing pieces in our closets, and that’s okay. But it’s time to part with those items!
- Does it fit?If it doesn’t fit, it’s time to let go.
- Does it need to be fixed?If you have clothing that needs some extra attention, think about the cost of repairs and if you like the piece enough to have it mended.
For items that don’t fit your criteria but aren’t stained, ripped, or pilling, consider donating them to a local charity. If you have some pieces that have seen better days, most recycling centers can take them off your hands. Any winter items you know you won’t be wearing for a while can be placed in plastic storage containers until you’re ready to bust them out again.
Since you’re pulling everything out of your closet, now is the perfect time to vacuum the floor, dust the shelves, wipe down the rods, and overall freshen up your closet before putting everything back in.
Time to Shop!
Stock up on things that will keep you organized, such as hangers, bins, baskets, and hooks. This way, everything has its own spot.
Now that you’ve got your spring wardrobe, not to mention a spotless closet, all that’s left to do is organize it all. You can group clothes by color or by type of clothing – or both. There is no wrong way so long as it works for you!
Do you have any tips for closet cleaning? Share them with us in the comments below!